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New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally
India

New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally

Places of worship are 'soft targets' as they reign in a psychological hijack of people. "By targeting a house of worship, rather than a private home or business, the attacker has committed a powerful symbolic transgression: profaning a space that is both sacred and communal."

PIL filed in Supreme Court challenging laws regularising entry of persecuted communities on basis of religion
India

PIL filed in Supreme Court challenging laws regularising entry of persecuted communities on basis of religion

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court, seeking direction to strike down the Passport (Entry into India) Amendment Rules, 2015, which regularise the entry and stay of immigrants in India

'We know how to look after ourselves': Naseeruddin Shah responds to Imran Khan's dig at treatment of minorities in India
India

'We know how to look after ourselves': Naseeruddin Shah responds to Imran Khan's dig at treatment of minorities in India

After Imran Khan stirred the hotpot that is the ongoing stir over Naseeruddin Shah's comments on the Bulandshahr violence, the actor on Sunday responded to Imran and asked him to stay away from “issues that don’t concern him”.

Imran Khan says 'will show Narendra Modi govt how to treat minorities', referring to Naseeruddin Shah's remarks on Bulandshahr
World

Imran Khan says 'will show Narendra Modi govt how to treat minorities', referring to Naseeruddin Shah's remarks on Bulandshahr

In reference to the controversy surrounding Naseeruddin Shah's comments on communal violence in Bulandshahr, Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan said if justice is not given to the weak then it will only lead to an uprising.

US claims 800,000 to 2 million people from religious minorities detained in Chinese internment camps
World

US claims 800,000 to 2 million people from religious minorities detained in Chinese internment camps

An estimated 800,000 to 2 million religious minorities are currently being detained in internment camps in China, the Trump Administration has told lawmakers, who have expressed serious concerns over the massive human rights violations there.

Pakistan's Ahmadi community could be further imperiled by a new court order
World

Pakistan's Ahmadi community could be further imperiled by a new court order

The Ahmadi community is perhaps the most endangered minority in Pakistan and is at the vortex of mindless violence – they are often killed or attacked on the slightest pretext, their mosques bombed and cases filed against them for violating the law

Exiled author Taslima Nasreen says religious minorities better in India than in Pakistan, Bangladesh
India

Exiled author Taslima Nasreen says religious minorities better in India than in Pakistan, Bangladesh

Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen says the condition of religious minorities is much better in India than in neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Jammu and Kashmir govt looting money meant for minorities: BJP leader
India

Jammu and Kashmir govt looting money meant for minorities: BJP leader

Jammu and Kashmir BJP spokesperson Virender Gupta on Tuesday accused the state government of "looting the money" provided by the Centre.

Watch: Pakistan is home to the 2nd largest number of Indian migrants after UAE
World

Watch: Pakistan is home to the 2nd largest number of Indian migrants after UAE

Pakistan is home to the maximum number of Indian migrants after the United Arab Emirates, followed by USA.

Ethnic and religious minorities in Sri Lanka still feel marginalised: American lawmaker
World

Ethnic and religious minorities in Sri Lanka still feel marginalised: American lawmaker

Sri Lanka's ethnic and religious minorities including Tamils still feel marginalised, seven years after the end of the civil war with the LTTE.

Pope Francis condemns Lahore blast, appeals for 'safety and serenity' to religious minorities
World

Pope Francis condemns Lahore blast, appeals for 'safety and serenity' to religious minorities

Pope Francis on Monday appealed to Pakistani authorities to step up security for religious minorities after the "abhorrent" suicide bombing targeting Christians which killed scores in Lahore.

Narcissistic suit to Obama's lesson on religious freedom: Here are PM Modi's embarrassing moments
Politics

Narcissistic suit to Obama's lesson on religious freedom: Here are PM Modi's embarrassing moments

As a leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has certainly showed a marked shift in leadership and style of governance compared to the earlier UPA regime but there were areas which could have been handled better by the government.

Modi govt rejects US report on minorities, says it's based on 'limited understanding of India'
World

Modi govt rejects US report on minorities, says it's based on 'limited understanding of India'

The Modi government strongly reacted to a report by a US panel claiming that minorities in the country have been subjected to "violent attacks".

Religious minorities in Pakistan are presecuted by govt and majority: US expert
World

Religious minorities in Pakistan are presecuted by govt and majority: US expert

"In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, religious minorities are persecuted both by the Pakistani government and by the majority Muslims," said a US expert.

Across the world, govts are failing to protect minorities: Kerry
World

Across the world, govts are failing to protect minorities: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed concern at global problems of discrimination and violence against religious groups, including Baha'is, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs besides increasing use of blasphemy and apostasy laws.

Why Pakistan's religious minorities feel democracy is killing them
World

Why Pakistan's religious minorities feel democracy is killing them

Intolerance has been on the rise for the past five years under Pakistan's democratically elected government because of the growing violence of Islamic radicals, who are then courted by political parties, say many in the country's communities of Shiite Muslims, Christians, Hindus and other minorities.